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I am a graduate of Georgia Southern University. In 2005, I graduated with a degree in middle grades history and science. In 2013 I attended Southern Polytechnic State University (now Kennesaw State Marietta campus) to persue a degree in Mecahnical Engineering Technology. The MET degree is still a dream in progress. 


After graduating from Georgia Southern University I taught in Effingham County for a year. I then took an opportunity to move up to Atlanta where I taught in Cobb County for 6 years. During that time I added certifications in elementary education, secondary engineering education, and gifted education.

I left teaching in 2012 to manage an automotive shop; this was not a huge departure for me as I worked my way through college as a mechanic for a local shop in Statesboro.

In 2014, I had an opportunity to become a CAD drafter for an aeronautical engineering firm where Iworked on the F-16 Fighting Falcon and C-130 Hercules programs.

I found I missed working with students in a classroom. I wanted to be a part of raising the future crop of engineers!  


I have a passion for seeing the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) programs expanded to all students. In my time as a teacher I have been an advisor for programs from robotics to automotive engineering. The programs included F1 in Schools, BEST robotics, FIRST robotics, Future City, First Lego League, and academic bowl. 

I want to see all students focus on STEAM in schools. Many of my most successful teams were all-girls teams; this is why I push many of my female students to focus on science and math in their studies. STEAM related fields are the future; all students, at all levels, and of all abilities can have great opportunities when focusing on these fields. 


For class we are always looking for materials: 

Please Save:

Toilet paper tubes

Paper towel tubes

2-liter bottles

Old electronic equipment

Scrap wood

Baby food jars


Old fabric scraps




Small glue guns

Tooth picks

Clothes pins

Paper clips

Craft sticks

Rubber bands


Pipe cleaners

Aluminum foil

Clay (air dry)